Prairie County Health Fair will offer tests and vendors March 10

From Prairie County Health Department     

        The 25th annual Prairie County Health Fair will be held on March 10 at the Terry High School gym.  

“We changed the site to the gym this year because we will have over 20 vendors offering health information to attendees” Joan Hubber said, Prairie County health nurse.   
Lab draws will be from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
The Prairie Community Hospital Guild will also be providing breakfast.
Five tests will be offered this year. These include: The chemistry profile, which includes cholesterol, thyroid, and lipids, costs $45; PSA test (Prostrate Cancer) costs $30; TCardiac Risk Profile costs $70; A1C test (Diabetic testing) costs $30.  
A new addition to this year’s list of tests is The Vitamin D test which costs $35. 
Those planning on having medical tests done during the Prairie County Health Fair should not eat or drink anything but water for at least 10 hours prior to attending. By doing this, the most accurate results can be obtained, according to Kay Schaaf, RN and Prairie Community Hospital Assistant Director of Nursing. 
Fees must be paid at time of service. Attendees must submit charges to their insurance carrier for reimbursement. Prairie Community Hospital will not assume the responsibility of filing any insurance claims.
        Medicare does not pay for routine health fair blood screening. 
If you have have a difficult time with blood draws, early draws will be available on March 9th. Please contact the Prairie Community Hospital at 635-5511 to schedule an appointment.  
“Whether you simply see what healthcare options are available in the area or whether you take advantage of the reduced cost of lab testing we hope to see you at the Prairie County Health Fair” said Parker Powell, Prairie Community Hospital Administrator.  Adding, “Our local medical providers will be on-site to help answer any questions”.
“We are looking forward to another good turnout on the 10th” added Powell.

Published March 2, 2011

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